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4/24/17 8:15 P

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I guess I'm fortunate that I don't really like candy much and neither does my husband. I keep a container of Jelly Belly's for when people come over and I will occasionally have one or two, but that's about it.

I third the "see you later" for the doc. My old diagnostician doc used to tell me that blood pressure and cholesterol are personal numbers...there are numbers that are too high, but they should be looked at as a whole with the individual's current health status. I liked that attitude.

I've never heard of someone in a controller position only getting one week of severance. I wish I knew NY rules, but I don't. I'm helping one of the managers here to build a discrimination file, just in case. I can totally see them just letting her go at some point. They aren't big on women in power here...

I've decided to try building a stationary swim harness. I was looking at an endless pool, or something like it...and I was thinking to myself that it's still awfully big to have to heat. I started thinking about it and came up with the idea of using something like my resistance bands, wrapped around me and hooked to a rope from above...then I thought, surely someone has already invented this and they have. I like my idea for comfort. So I'm going to buy an above ground pool, attach a solar heater and build a geodesic dome over the top to attach my harness to. If nothing else, it will be a fun project! I have always wanted to build a dome!

We booked our plane tickets to BALI and I can't wait!!!

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4/21/17 12:58 P

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Hi folks :)

Yeah I'd be saying see ya later to the doc too. There's been a lot of added sugar in my life from silly decisions like the vending machine, scones from Panera for breakfasts, ice cream, and chocolates... Sometimes is ok, but honestly it's been a lot more frequent than some times. Randy doesn't like sweets much so if I buy any, guess who eats it all?

I also wonder how much my alcohol consumption feeds into that number... Things to be mindful of.

I brought my gym bag with me today and will stop at the y after work!

Jen

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4/20/17 10:42 A

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Haha, Jen... sweet tooth.... I have candy in my office, supposedly for the clients, but guess who eats most of it? Yeah...

Recently my sister told me her doctor said she was going to drop her as a patient if my sister kept refusing the statin drugs. Apparently her cholesterol has always been a little high, but consistent for years and not alarmingly high, and no doctor has ever told her that before. I'm not sure what she decided to do, but I know statin drugs have been a big discussion in my family for a long time - NOBODY likes them. My response would have been "ok, see ya!"

Heather, sorry you were sick, but maybe that was a sign that you needed to rest off all the recent stress with that damn job! You always manage to land interviews and offers, so I'm glad you're going to take the time to be picky and get the right fit. Even just short walking will help, get some fresh air and help relax.

We do need to take care of ourselves. I am under a lot of stress with my business being so slow... I've had a lot of little things come in and out, but they don't add up to much. The last new case I took in that will end with a decent fee came in January. Four months is way too long to go without new business. As a result I've been suffering with anxiety and insomnia. I'm tired all the time and I'm afraid I'm going to start making mistakes. Swims help, as does going out to the archery range. I haven't walked for awhile, but my son and I used to go all the time, so we need to start doing that again.

It is a much better way to spend my time to walk, swim or shoot than to sit in front of the TV!

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4/20/17 9:37 A

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Hi al! Well, I had an interview on Tuesday for a job that I know I could do well with a company that seems good. I'm not getting too up about these things anymore. I put all my energy into the interview, and then if it works out, great. If not, then I move on. That miserable two month process over the winter for a job that fell through taught me that!!

I got home Tuesday night around 6 and by 7:30 I was sick. Terrible stomach virus or food poisoning, not sure which, but man........it was a long 6 hours or so........

So I rested all day yesterday, and maybe my body really needed that. I feel refreshed and ready to go today. I've already applied for my unemployment benefits and later today I should hear about the status of the potential job. In the meantime, I'm working on cleaning my house, applying for positions, and doing a few fun things like going to see my daughter play lacrosse today. I'm trying to take a little time and think about the right job, not just getting employed again immediately. Because the last time I took the first thing offered, and that didn't turn out so great.

Hubby is off to another craft fair. I wish very much that I could be with him, but with all that's going on in my life, it's impossible to go. I just hope he sells a lot of stuff!!! LOL

I'll try working out for a short time today just to get the blood going again. I'm still feeling a little down from the stomach thing.

We all need to find the time to take care of ourselves. Life is too short to be in a miserable job or a bad relationship or whatever it is that's holding us back. I can't do a darn thing about the past, but I can make sure that going forward I make good decisions about the way I am spending my time.

Have a great day all!!!

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4/20/17 7:47 A

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Yes, exercise and being honest about my sweet tooth lately... No drugs. The number isn't very high and I'm young so the Dr hasn't recommended them either. The only reason we did the blood test was family history of heart attacks and overweight.

I went for the elliptical last night, it was chilly and gray to go outside. Next planned workout is Friday.... It's been a rough week at work and I'm ready for Friday!

Jen

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4/19/17 3:10 P

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OMG, Heather, that just sucks.... probably a blessing in disguise that you no longer have to go to that job you hate, but still, the way they did it.... what A-holes... I would definitely go after the severance. Good luck on the interviewing! You'll land something great, I'm sure! Glad to see you're keeping your spirits up and moving forward.

Thanks all for the kind words about my ex. We're all still rather reeling from it, but it's starting to settle down. Gotta find a new normal.

I got back to the pool for the first time in 6 months. I've been there twice, both times I thought would kill me, but I went slow and got through it, and it felt pretty good. Jen, my cholesterol has also been a little high, I shudder to think what it is now, but exercise is the key. No statin drugs!

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4/18/17 7:11 A

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Thanks guys!! I can always count on you for such amazing support.

Carol, I'm definitely doing something about the crappy severance. I need a lawyer to go over it with me though.

I'm getting ready for my interview today. It's a great job and well suited to me. Cross your fingers!!!

Did my treadmill yesterday and I feel great! I love April though June, they are my favorite months of the year!

Have a great day everyone!!

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4/17/17 7:03 P

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Lots of upheaval it seems!

Heather, I'm so sorry I know you weren't happy there but goodness that's an awful shock :( you are right though - jobs come and go and business ebbs and flows but the people in our lives are truly the ones that matter.

Laurie, I'm sorry that you're hurting too, I understand the need for a parent and not an advisor - your son sounds like he's got a decent idea of what he needs. Take care of yourself and your family - I'm sending love from afar.

Today was a rough return to the daily grind post weekend. My boss/coworker was out today because her husband had a heart attack over the weekend. He was recovering in the hospital today, I'm not sure when she'll be back to work and I'm the only one she really trusts with her work load. It's hard to be two people x.x

I spent some lovely time this weekend with my brother and his family, they just welcomed their second baby girl into the world on Palm Sunday. I went to church and heard my dad play for Easter and the service was lovely and spent the rest of the day with my hubby - just our little family of two.

In health news though I had a blood test done Saturday and the Dr office called this morning to say my cholesterol is still a little bit high. I guess I really do need to focus on getting more regular exercise. On that note, in spite of my long day, I'm off to the pool.

Jen

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4/17/17 2:23 P

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OMG Heather! That totally sucks! One week? I don't know your laws there, but I would write a letter and respectively ask for two more weeks of severance. You were the controller!

Laurie - I answered on last weeks thread, but I am truly sorry for your loss. It's good you have the new grandbaby to keep you distracted! I hope your practice starts picking up now that tax season is over.

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4/17/17 9:58 A

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Hi all!!! Welcome to the new week. I hope everyone had a nice weekend.

I just went back to last Friday's post, and read where I said I wasn't panicked because the current job seemed secure. Well, I must not have been paying enough attention because II was let go on Friday afternoon. They said they eliminated the position. They gave me one week of severance and decided that they'd make an exception and pay out my accrued but unused PTO. How generous.

I took it and left as quietly as I could. Tears, anger, frustration....yes. But ultimately relief. I truly hated going there. I'm sure I wasn't hiding that as well as I thought I was.

I'm moving on........and I have an interview set up for tomorrow. It's a temp to perm position that I wasn't sure about leaving my job for, so at least now I don't have that to worry about. Once I get my final pay, I'm going to consult with an attorney. There was a lot of shady stuff there, and I'd like to discuss it with a knowledgeable source.

For those of you with whom I am friends on facebook, I'd appreciate you not mentioning this there. Although I'm pretty open with my life, this was such a shock and so uncomfortable that I'm keeping it close to myself for now.

Also, on Friday, Laurie posted up on last week's thread. She shared the information on the sudden loss of her ex-husband. I know I speak for all of us when I say I am truly sorry for your loss and the pain you and your family are going through. We are here to support you in any way we can. emoticon Truly, jobs come and go, work ebbs and flows, but what is most important is family and friends. Those who love us make our worlds so much better. It keeps the job loss and struggles in perspective when I reflect on how much love and support there is in my life.

I hope everyone has a good week. It's starting to warm up, so those that swim outdoors must be starting to get excited about that! I'd love to hear about it.





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